If you’re maintaining a glowing, healthy and clear skin using those creams and cleansers, well that’s not bad at all, as long as you have the digits to spend for it and you’re cautious of the harmful side effects those synthetic ways could result.
But did you know, eating healthy can also makes your skin’s appearance from the inside out beautiful. This is far way better as your whole body wellness benefits from it. An entirely balanced diet that’s full of healthy grains and plants is going to provide the right ingredients for our healthy body. It is a commonly known fact, but even by eating healthy you may overlook one ingredient that could hinder your skin to look completely clear.
Eliminating refined sugar frees our skin from numerous skin problems
Many of us think that eating nutritious food is enough to avoid skin problems, note that not all food can cause positive results. Here are some of the common skins problems that avoiding refined sugar can help to clear up:
- Pimples or acne
- Dryness and flaking
- Patchy redness
- Uneven pigmentation
- Broken blood vessels
- Dark circles under eyes
How this one ingredient affect our skin?
Eating refined sugars, your body uses a process called glycation to process the sugar. This happens when sugar attaches to proteins in our bodies as it is eliminated that causes damage. Sugar-protein attacks the collagen and elastin which is the important supporting structures beneath our skin’s surface, resulting damage to skin.
Dr. T.L. Cleave, according to his book The Saccharine Disease: Conditions Caused by Taking of Refined Carbohydrates Such as Sugar and White Flour explained that sugar can lead to skin diseases such as acne, chronic boils, and eczema. He recommends that any added sugars be avoided and instead, use only raw or dried fruit or juice to be used to add sweetness. Dr. Cleave also added that although honey is a natural sugar, it should be consumed with the same infrequency as it was when we were hunter-gatherers in the past. Honey was difficult to get before, but lots of stores are now selling it in bottles.
In addition, a study of diet and the effects on severe atopic dermatitis (red, itchy eczema that can blister), stated that both male and female patients with skin problems reported higher refined sugar intake than those with clear skin.
The best way to remove refined sugar from your lists of ingredients
It is difficult to completely remove refined carbohydrates from your food. Unfortunately, refined sugars are part of our everyday meals that is already our habit; removing it in an instant may cause cravings just like drug addiction.
It is advisable to try honey instead of sugar in your recipes for a week and then see if you can do without it in one of your daily sweet meals. Eventually, reduce the amount of honey until you’ve eliminated it completely and are free of added sugars. See the result for yourself; monitor your skin to see how quickly it can become completely clear without sugar in your life.
Furthermore, here’s other ingredients that can help clear you skin
You could also try these natural, raw ingredients that Cleopatra would have used in her beauty routine. Instead of going to the bathroom, think of going to the kitchen and try these remedies:
Raw brown sugar
It is proven by researchers that the non-sugar ingredient of brown sugar helped prevent wrinkles and brought skin thickness and elasticity.
This is a non-clogging moisturizer that balances skin’s pH and adds antioxidants.
Mixed with mask, it can help draw out pore-clogging oil and dirt.
Aloe Vera gel
It helps to hydrates skin, and helps with wrinkles and can help clear blemishes.
When used as a mask, this can sloughs off dead skin.
This can be used as moisturizer and blemish treatment and when it rinsed off it will leave your skin feeling soft and tighter.
Tea tree oil or Melaleuca oil
Could help to treat blemishes.
Here’s also a skin-cleansing scrub recipe for you!
- 4 tablespoons ground coffee (fresh is best)
- 3 tablespoons cornmeal
- 3 tablespoons sea salt
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 drops lavender essential oil
You can also blend honey and yogurt for a blemish-fighting mask that you can also eat, but in moderation.